House of Lords Journal Volume 38
March 1790 21-31

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March 1790 21-31

DIE Lunæ, 22o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancelcellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Comes Galloway.
Viscount Falmouth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Rochied against Kinloch et al.

After hearing Counsel as well on Thursday and Friday last as this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of James Rochied of Inverleith, in the County of Edinburgh, and Darnchester, in the County of Berwick, in Scotland, Esquire; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 2d of August 1788, and 13th of February 1789; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem meet;" as also, upon the Answer of David Kinloch of Gilmerton Baronet, and of Francis Kinloch, Archibald Kinloch Gordon, David Kinloch, Alexander Kinloch, and John Kinloch Esquires, and others, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:

Interlocutors reversed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Interlocutors complained of in the said Appeal be and the same are hereby reversed; and it is hereby declared and adjudged, That the Settlement of the Half of the Estate of Inverleith and Darnchester, belonging to Elizabeth Rochied, does not contain a sufficient Tailzie to fulfil the Condition imposed by the Settlement of Dame Mary Kinloch of her One-fourth of the said Estate, and consequently, the Pursuer is entitled to hold, possess, and enjoy the said One-fourth Part of the Lands and Barony of Inverleith and Darnchester Teinds, and others, contained in the said Deed of Settlement, and that in Fee Simple, as Heir Male of the deceased Alexander Rochied his Father, and Heir of Provision of the said deceased Dame Mary Kinloch his Grandmother, without being subject or liable to any of the Conditions, Provisions, Restrictions and Clauses, prohibitive, irritant, and resolutive, contained in the said Deed of Settlement executed by the said Dame Mary Kinloch.

Magistrates of Edinburgh against Erskine et al.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause wherein the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Counsel of the City of Edinburgh, and George McQueen are Appellants, and the Honourable Henry Erskine and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Proceedings on East India Judicature Act.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Clerk Assistant had prepared and laid on the Table, A List of the Names of all the Lords who have delivered in Lists in pursuance of the Directions of an Act passed in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned."

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to amend Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, the one intituled, "An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America and between His Majesty's said Subjects, and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies;" and the other, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum or other Spirits from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty under certain Conditions and Restrictions."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Scotch Terms Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Laurie's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Mrs. Margaret Laurie, of Redcastle, Widow of Andrew Sloan Laurie, of Redcastle, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Grose, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Colhoun et al. Petitions referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of William Colhoun, of East Wrotham, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, and Grace his Wife, and of the Provost and College of Eton, (nigh Windsor), in the County of Bucks, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Grose, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Upon reading the Petition of William Colhoun, of East Wrotham, in the County of Norfolk, Esquire, and Grace his Wife, and of the Provost and Scholars of the King's College of Blessed Mary and Saint Nicholas, of Cambridge, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Gould, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

Laing against Watson and Mollison.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Patrick Laing, Tanner and Burgess of Brechin; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 2d of March 1790; and praying, "That the same in so far as it decerns for the Sum of One hundred and twenty Pounds Sterling, only of Damages and Expences, including Agent Fee, may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that James Watson, Merchant and Weaver in Brechin, and Thomas Mollison, eldest Son and Heir of John Mollison, deceased, late Provost of Brechin, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said James Watson and Thomas Mollison may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondents, or upon any of their known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

His Majesty's Advocate against Milne, in Error.

A Petition of the Advocate General of Scotland, Plaintiff, in a Writ of Error depending in this House, to which John Milne is Defendant, was presented and read; setting forth, "That this Cause came on to be heard ex-parte in the last Session of Parliament, when their Lordships were pleased to put off the further Hearing to the present Session, and to signify that it might be proper for the Judges to attend: That no Appearance having been yet made for the Defendant in Error, the Plaintiff is desirous, that this Cause be put off till after all the Causes appointed;" and therefore praying their Lordships, "To put off the Hearing of this Cause till after all the Causes already appointed."

And thereupon the Agent for the Petitioner was called in, and heard at the Bar; and being withdrawn,

Ordered, That the Hearing of the said Cause be put off till after all the Causes already appointed.

Hamilton and Co. against Allans et al:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Messieurs Hamilton, Garden, and Company, Merchants in Edinburgh; complaining of Two Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 10th of August 1789, and 28th of January 1790; also, of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the 18th of February 1790; and also of another Interlocutor of the said Lord Ordinary of the 6th of March 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or amended, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Messieurs Allan and Gow, Hosiers in Glasgow, Alexander Allen and Archibald Newbigging, Merchants there, and Hugh Moodie, Merchant in Greenock, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Messieurs Allans and Gow, Alexander Allen, Archibald Newbigging, and Hugh Moodie, may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 19th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon any of the Counsel or Agents of the said Respondents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wilson to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson, of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Messieurs Hamilton, Garden, and Company, Merchants in Greenock, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellants, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, vicesimum tertium diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 23o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux Ancaster & Kesteven.
Comes Galloway.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. Montfort.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Delaval.

PRAYERS.

Magistrates of Edinburgh against Erskine et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council of the City of Edinburgh, and George Mac Queen, are Appellants, and the Honourable Henry Erskine and others are Respondents:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow, and that the Cause which stands for To-morrow, be put off to Friday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend Two Acts made in the Twenty-eighth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, the one, intituled, An Act for regulating the Trade between the Subjects in His Majesty's Colonies and Plantations in North America, and in the West India Islands, and the Countries belonging to the United States of America, and between His Majesty's said Subjects, and the Foreign Islands in the West Indies;" and the other, intituled, "An Act to allow the Importation of Rum or other Spirits, from His Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in the West Indies, into the Province of Quebec, without Payment of Duty, under certain Conditions and Restrictions."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Fife Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and repairing the Road from Newmiln Bridge, by Foodie's Mill, Inverkeithing, Aberdour, Kirkcaldy, Gallatown, and Cameron Bridge, to Craill, and other Roads, in the County of Fife."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Two preced- Bills.

And Messages were, severally, ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Proceedings on East India Judicature Act.

It was moved, "That so much of an Act made in the 26th Year of His present Majesty's Reign, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, as relates to the Nomination and Appointment of Members of this House, in order to the constituting in Part a Court of Judicature, might be read."

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk:

Ordered, That the Clerk do take the Lists laid upon the Table Yesterday, out of the Covers, and put them together into a Box at the Table; which done,

The Lords following were appointed a Committee to examine the said Lists, and to report to the House the Titles of such Lords as shall appear upon Ten of the said Lists:

D. Beaufort.
D. Ancaster & Kesteven.
E. Galloway.
L. Bp. Gloucester. L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Middleton.
L. Montfort.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Delaval.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Colneis and Carlford Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

North Collingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham."

Killingworth Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common Moor or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland."

Blaauw's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Blaauw."

Militia Pay Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Scotch Terms Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Thursday next.

Watson to take the Name of Samwell, Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Samwell Watson Samwell Esquire, (lately called Thomas Samwell Watson) and his Heirs Male, to take the Surname and use the Arms of Samwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Samwell Baronet, deceased, stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow.

Stump Cross Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts made, for repairing the Roads from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, and from Stump Cross aforesaid, to the End of the Town of Trumpington, next to Shelford, and from Shelford Pound to Wittlesford; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads, and also One Mile of the Road between Trumpington and Cambridge, commencing at the South End of Trumpington aforesaid; and for amending the Road from Chesterford Bridge to the End of Wittlesford, next to Shelford, all in the County of Cambridge, stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow."

Dorchester Roads Bill.

Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset, stands committed, be revived, and meet To-morrow."

Stowmarket and Ipswich Navigation Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum quartum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 24o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Exon.
Epus. Norvicen.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Beaufort.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Strange.
Viscount Wentworth.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Rodney.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Bruce and Hamilton against Bruce.

The Answer of James Bruce of Kinnaird Esquire, to the Appeal of Elizabeth Bruce and Margaret Bruce, Daughters of the deceased David Bruce of Kinnaird, and James Hamilton of Bangour Esquire, Husband of the said Margaret, was this Day brought in.

Magistrates of Edinburgh against Erskine et al.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause wherein the Lord Provost, Magistrates and Council of the City of Edinburgh, and George McQueen are Appellants, and the Honourable Henry Erskine and others are Respondents.

It is Ordered, That the further hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Report, East India Judicature:

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees appointed to examine the several Lists delivered in at the Table in pursuance of the Directions of an Act passed in the 26th Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of Offences committed in the East Indies; "That the Committee had met and examined the said Lists, and that the Titles of the following Lords were the only Titles that appeared upon Ten Lists;

"Archbishop of Canterbury,

Duke of Norfolk,

Duke of Bridgewater,

Duke of Northumberland,

Marquis Townshend,

Earl of Abingdon,

Earl of Coventry,

Earl Poulet,

Earl of Cholmondeley,

Earl of Harrington,

Earl Fitzwilliam,

Earl of Radnor,

Earl Spencer,

Earl of Clarendon,

Earl of Uxbridge,

Viscount Stormont,

Viscount Dudley & Ward,

Bishop of London,

Bishop of St. David's,

Bishop of Gloucester,

Lord Le Despencer,

Lord Hay,

Lord Middleton,

Lord King,

Lord Grey de Wilton,

Lord Delaval."

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the said Committee, "That amongst the rest of the Lists delivered in to the Clerk, there were Two, the Covers of which were not properly endorsed pursuant to the Directions of the said Act; (videlicet) one endorsed as follows, India Judicature, Ailesbury;" the other, "India Judicature, Sydney."

Then it was moved, "That the Clause in the said Act directing that the Names of such Persons who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments therein specified shall be struck out of the said Report, be now read:"

The same was accordingly read by the Clerk.

Titles referred to a Committee.

Ordered, That the said Titles be referred to a Committee, to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in the said Act.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Newport and Caerleon Bridges Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the Bridges over the River Uske at Newport and Caerleon, in the County of Monmouth," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."

Which Amendments were read by the Clerk, as follow; (videlicet)

Pr. 14. L. 23. Leave out ("River or Brook")

Pr. 15 L. 29. Leave out from ("Act") to ("and") in Press 16. Line 4.

Pr. 18 Line 34 & 35. Leave out from ("Monmouth") to ("and") in Press 19. Line 40.

Pr. 20. L. 3. Leave out from ("obstruct") to ("the") in Line 5.

Pr. 29. L. 27. Leave out from ("satisfied") to ("and") in Press 30. Line 24."

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be printed.

Colneis and Carlford Poor Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. Privy Seal.
D. Norfolk.
D. Beaufort.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Strange.
V. Wentworth.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Norwich.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Bagot.
L. Rodney.
L. Hawkesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Stowmarket and Ipswich Navigation Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a navigable Communication between Stowmarket and Ipswich, in the County of Suffolk."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Pepys and Mr. Walker:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Watton Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and varying the Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for amending and widening the Road from Saint Stephen's Gate, in the County of the City of Norwich, to the Windmill, in the Town of Watton, in the County of Norfolk."

Then it was proposed, that the following Amendments be made to the said Bill:

Pr. 2. L. 18. Leave out from ("Lands") to ("and") in Line 21.

L. 30. Leave out from ("Hereditaments") to ("and") in Line 33. and insert ("adjoining to or lying near any Turnpike erected by virtue of the said recited Act, the same not being a Public Highway")

The same were agreed to, and ordered accordingly.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments, shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons by the former Messengers:

To return the said Bill, and acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, with some Amendments, to which their Lordships desire their Concurrence.

Blaauw's Naturalization Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Blaauw."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet To-morrow, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Slave Trade, Leave given Ld. Rodney to attend Committee of H. C.

The Lord Scarsdale acquainted the House, "That he was desired by the Lord Rodney to request the Leave of the House to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons appointed for the Purpose of taking the Examination of such Witnesses as shall be produced on the Part of the several Petitioners who have petitioned the House of Commons against the Abolition of the Slave Trade, to inform them of any Circumstances which may have come to his Knowledge, touching the said Trade:"

Whereupon it was moved, "That the Lord Rodney (agreeable to his said Request) be permitted to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons appointed for the Purpose of taking the Examination of such Witnesses as shall be produced on the Part of the several Petitioners who have petitioned the House of Commons against the Abolition of the Slave Trade, to inform them of any Circumstances which may have come to his Knowledge touching the said Trade, if he thinks fit."

Ordered, That the Lord Rodney (agreeable to his said Request) be permitted to attend the Select Committee of the House of Commons, appointed for the Purpose of taking the Examination of such Witnesses, as shall be produced on the Part of the several Petitioners who have petitioned the House of Commons, against the Abolition of the Slave Trade, to inform them of any Circumstances which may have come to his Knowledge, touching the said Trade, if he thinks fit.

Militia Pay Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Stump Cross Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarg ing the Term of several Acts made, for repairing the Roads from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, and from Stump Cross aforesaid, to the End of the Town of Trumpington, next to Shelford, and from Shelford Pound to Wittlesford; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads, and also One Mile of the Road between Trumpington and Cambridge, commencing at the South End of Trumpington aforesaid; and for amending the Road from Chesterford Bridge to the End of Wittlesford, next to Shelford, all in the County of Cambridge," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Watson to take the Name of Samwell, Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Samwell, Watson Samwell Esquire, (lately called Thomas Samwell Watson), and his Heirs Male, to take the Surname, and use the Arms of Samwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Samwell Baronet, deceased," was committed.

Dorchester Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset," was committed.

Sinclair et al. against Sir R. Sinclair.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Sinclair Baronet, Respondent in a Cause depending in this House, to which James Sinclair Esquire and others are Appellants, which stands appointed for hearing; setting forth, "That the Petitioner having presented his Claim to be enrolled as a Freeholder of the County of Caithness, at the last Michaelmas Head Court, held for that County, the Majority of the Freeholders upon the most frivolous Objection refused to enrol him: That the Petitioner having exhibited his Complaint to the Court of Session, their Lordships by repeated Interlocutors declared, that the Freeeholders had done wrong, and ordered the Petitioner's Name to be enrolled: That to defeat this Order, or delay its Operation, (the Petitioner being a declared Candidate to represent the County), the Appellants have presented their Appeal to their Lordships; and as in these summary Proceedings, their Lordships have been in use for the furtherance of Justice, to hear such Appeals upon Bye-days;" the Petitioner humbly prays, "That their Lordships will be pleased to appoint this Cause to be heard on Tuesday the 30th Day of March Instant, or on such other Day as the House thinks most proper:"

It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the Table.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum quintum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Jovis, 25o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Radnor.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. King.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Bagot.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Magistrates of Edinburgh against Erskine et al.

After hearing Counsel as well on Monday and Tuesday last, as Yesterday and this Day, upon the Petition and Appeal of the Lord Provost, Magistrates, and Council, of the City of Edinburgh, and George MacQueen, Collector of the Land Tax for the said City; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 29th of January 1788; and praying, "That the same might be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants might have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, should seem just; as also upon the Answer of the Honourable Henry Erskine, Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, on Behalf of himself and said Faculty, and of John Davidson Esquire, Deputy Keeper of the Signet, on Behalf of himself, and the Society of Clerks to the Signet, Members of the College of Justice in Scotland, put in to the said Appeal, and due Consideration had of what was offered on either Side in this Cause:"

Interlocutor affirmed.

It is Ordered and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition and Appeal be and is hereby dismissed this House, and that the said Interlocutor therein complained of, be and the same is hereby affirmed.

Militia Pay Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for defraying the Charge of Pay and Cloathing of the Militia in that Part of Great Britain called England, for One Year, beginning the Twenty-fifth Day of March One thousand seven hundred and ninety."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Stump Cross Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Term of several Acts made, for repairing the Roads from Stump Cross to Newmarket Heath, and from Stump Cross aforesaid, to the End of the Town of Trumpington, next to Shelford, and from Shelford Pound to Wittlesford; and for making more effectual Provision for repairing the said Roads, and also One Mile of the Road between Trumpington and Cambridge, commencing at the South End of Trumpington aforesaid; and for amending the Road from Chesterford Bridge, to the End of Wittlesford, next to Shelford, all in the County of Cambridge."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Dorchester Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Term and Powers of so much of an Act made in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, as relates to the amending, widening, altering, clearing, and keeping in Repair, several Roads leading from the Borough of Dorchester, in the County of Dorset."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Watson to take the Name of Samwell, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable Thomas Samwell Watson Samwell Esquire, (lately called Thomas Samwell Watson) and his Heirs Male, to take the Surname and use the Arms of Samwell, pursuant to the Will of Sir Thomas Samwell Baronet, deceased."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Four preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and Mr. Pepys:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Malldraeth Embankment Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Roger Mostyn and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for more effectually embanking the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau, in the County of Anglesey, and draining and preserving the same, and the enclosed Low Lands contiguous thereto;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Deverill Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goddard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Commonable Lands within the Manor of Deverill, Longbridge, Hussey Deverill, and Monkton Deverill, in the County of Wilts;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Marlborough Roads Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Goddard and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppard's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill, and from the Town of Avebury to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton, and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there on the New Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

New Chappell Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pelham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Rowde Ford Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Joseph Smith and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Five Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Money's Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Arden and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vesting Part of the Freehold Estates devised by the Will of James Money Esquire, deceased, in Trustees to be sold, and for laying out the Money arising thereby in the Purchase of other Hereditaments, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates to be sold now stand limited to;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Keighley Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Duncombe and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland; so far as relates to such Part of the said Road as lies within the County of York;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cromford Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mundy and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Hastings' Trial, Bruce to attend.

Ordered, That Major Robert Bruce do attend on Thursday the 22d Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give Evidence at the Trial of Warren Hastings Esquire, in Westminster Hall.

Scotch Terms Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, vicesimum sextum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Veneris, 26o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Epus. Glocestr. Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Comes Camden, Præses.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Middleton.
Ds. King.
Ds. Delaval.

PRAYERS.

Speaker's Salary Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Montagu and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons; and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit during Pleasure under the Crown;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second Time on Monday next.

Rybot's Divorce Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to dissolve the Marriage of Francis Thomas Rybot with Alicia Fowler his now Wife, and to enable him to marry again; and for other Purposes therein mentioned;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same without any Amendment.

Indemnity Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gilbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

American Trade Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gilbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Two Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Dillorn Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Gilbert and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Fosbrook, in the Parish of Dillorn, through Dillorn, and from thence to or near to Chedleton, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Streatham Poor Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord William Russell and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse for, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Streatham, in the County of Surrey; and for appointing an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the said Parish;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

African Company's Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Wright, from the Admiralty Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to the Directions of an Act of the 23d Year of His late Majesty,

"Copies of Reports to the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, of the States and Condition of the Forts and Settlements on the Coast of Africa, in Possession of the Company of Merchants, trading thither, made by Captain Paget Bayly, Commander of His Majesty's Ship Scorpion;" together with a Schedule thereof, which was read by the Clerk as follows; (videlicet)

No. 1. "State and Condition of Tantumquerry Fort, dated the 16th of March 1788."

2. "State and Condition of Winnebah Fort, dated the 19th of March 1788."

3. "State and Condition of James Fort, Accra, and Vernon's Fort, Pram Pram, dated the 22d March 1788."

4. "State and Condition of William's Fort, Whydah, dated the 27th of March 1788."

And then he withdrew.

Ordered, That the said Papers do lie on the Table.

Colneis and Carlford Poor Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Report, East India Judicature:

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, appointed to consider of the Titles of the Lords, that have appeared upon Ten or more Lists, reported from the Committee on Wednesday last, and to report the Names of those who shall appear to hold, or to have held any of the Offices or Employments specified in an Act made in the 26th Year of His present Majesty, "For the further Regulation of the Trial of Persons accused of certain Offences committed in the East Indies, and for other Purposes therein mentioned:" "That the Committee had met, and considered the Matter to them referred, had taken the above-mentioned Act into Consideration, and having carefully examined the said Titles, had come to the following Resolution:

Resolved, "That it doth not appear to this Committee, that any of the Lords whose Titles are contained in the said List, now holds any Civil Office of Profit under the Crown, or now holds or hath heretofore held any of the Offices or Employments mentioned in the said Act of Parliament, as Disabilities from serving according to the said Act."

Titles to be transmitted to Clerk of the Crown.

Ordered, That the said Titles be transmitted to the Clerk of the Crown, in His Majesty's High Court of Chancery, or his Deputy, by the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, under his Hand and Seal, pursuant to the Directions of the said Act.

Scotch Terms Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the House to be put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms, in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill on Monday next.

Causes put off.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Cause, wherein Sir William Forbes, of Craigyvar, Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Sir John McPherson Baronet is Respondent, which stands appointed for this Day, be put off to Monday next; and that the Cause which stands for Monday next, be put off to Wednesday next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ, vicesimum nonum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Lunæ, 29o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
March. Stafford, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Carlisle.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Viscount Stormont.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Sandys.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Sommers.
Ds. Tyrone.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sir W Forbes et al. against Sir J. McPherson.

After hearing Counsel in Part in the Cause, wherein Sir William Forbes, of Craigyvar, Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Sir John McPherson Baronet is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off till To-morrow.

Orphans Fund, &c. Accounts delivered.

The House being informed, "That Mr. Montague, from the Chamberlain's Office, attended:"

He was called in, and delivered at the Bar, pursuant to Acts of Parliament,

"An Account of the Surplus of the Fund for the Relief of the Orphans, and other Creditors of the City of London, on the 5th of July 1789."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, on account of lighting, watching, cleansing, and repairing Blackfriars Bridge, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1788 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1789 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making a Street or Opening from Moorfields, opposite Chiswell Street, towards the East into Bishopsgate Street, &c. from the 29th Day of September 1788 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1789 inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act, for enabling the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, to purchase the present Tolls and Duties payable for navigating upon the River Thames, and for other Purposes therein mentioned, from the 29th Day of September 1788 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1789, inclusive."

"An Account of Money received and paid by the Chamberlain of the City of London, in pursuance of an Act for making, enlarging, amending, and cleansing the Vaults, Drains, and Sewers within the City of London and Liberties thereof, and for paving, cleansing, and enlightening the Streets, Lanes, &c. within the City and Liberty aforesaid, from the 29th Day of September 1788 exclusive, to the 29th Day of September 1789 inclusive."

And then he withdrew.

And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk.

Ordered, That the said Accounts do lie on the Table.

Dillorn Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair the Road from Fosbrook in the Parish of Dillorn through Dillorn, and from thence to or near to Chedleton, in the County of Stafford."

Streatham Poor Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for providing a Workhouse for, and for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Parish of Streatham, in the County of Surrey; and for providing an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the said Parish."

Keighley Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland; so far as relates to such Part of the said Road as lies within the County of York."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

Ld. Privy Seal.
Ld. Steward.
D. Portland.
E. Carlisle.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Stanhope.
E. Radnor.
V. Stormont.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Cathcart.
L. Sandys.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Rawdon.
L. Sommers.
L. Tyrone.
L. Hawkesbury.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Rowde Ford Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

New Chappell Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Marlborough Roads Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppard's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill; and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury to Wroughton; and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there, on the New Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Cromford Canal Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal, at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill, to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day, at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

North Collingham Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Deverill Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and allotting the Open and Commonable Lands within the Manor of Deverill, Longbridge, Hussey Deverill, and Monkton Deverill, in the County of Wilts."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Thursday next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Malldraeth Embankment Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for more effectually embanking the Marsh called Malldraeth and Corsddaugau, in the County of Anglesey, and draining and preserving the same, and the enclosed Low Lands contiguous thereto."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on the same Day at the same Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Killingworth Moor Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at the usual Time and Place, and to adjourn as they please.

Sir P. Burrell et al. Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of Sir Peter Burrell of Langley Park, in the County of Kent, Baronet, and Deputy Great Chamberlain of England, for and on the Behalf of himself and his Infant Children, and of the Right Honourable Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Baroness Willoughby of Eresby his Wife, and of the Reverend Edward Brackenbury, Vicar of Skendleby, in the County of Lincoln, praying Leave to bring in a Bill for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer and Mr. Justice Grose, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill, and after hearing them, are to report to the House, the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

American Trade Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom, and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Indemnity Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments, and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others, who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid; and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped, to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks, to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Colneis and Carlford Poor Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, within the Hundreds of Colneis and Carlford, in the County of Suffolk."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Walker:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Scotch Terms Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for altering the Time appointed for holding the Summer Session in the Court of Session in Scotland, and for altering Whitsuntide and Lammas Terms in the Court of Exchequer in Scotland."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Wilson to enter into Recognizance on Laing's Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson, of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Patrick Laing, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Speaker's Salary Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit during Pleasure under the Crown."

The said Bill was accordingly read the Second Time.

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Dalrymple against Macclery.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Dalrymple, of Dunragget, Esquire; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 8th of August 1788, and 27th of February and 12th of June 1789; also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there of the 30th of June 1789; also of Three other Interlocutors of the said Lord Ordinary of the 11th of August and 24th of December 1789, and 6th of February 1790; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary on the Bills of the 23d of March 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Thomas Macclery, in Balnab, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Thomas Macclery may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Monday the 26th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon his Agent or Solicitor in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Suttie to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That William Suttie, of the Strand, in the County of Middlesex, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for John Dalrymple Esquire, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he residing in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said William Suttie may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, tricesimum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Martis, 30o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Epus. Bath. & Wells.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Meneven.
Epus. Glocestr.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Norfolk, Marescallus.
Dux Portland.
Comes Essex.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Morton.
Comes Galloway.
Comes Selkirk.
Comes Stanhope.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Strange.
Comes Mount Edgcumbe.
Comes Fortescue.
Viscount Stormont.
Viscount Torrington.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Sydney.
Ds. Willoughby Br.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Kinnaird.
Ds. Walpole.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Boston.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Walsingham.
Ds. Rawdon.
Ds. Delaval.
Ds. Hawkesbury.
Ds. Dover.

PRAYERS.

Sir W. Forbes et al. against Sir J. McPherson.

After hearing Counsel further in the Cause, wherein Sir William Forbes, of Craigyvar, Baronet, and others, are Appellants, and Sir John McPherson Baronet is Respondent:

It is Ordered, That the further Hearing of the said Cause be put off to Monday the 12th Day of April next; and that the rest of the Causes be removed in Course.

Dillorn Road Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, and keeping in Repair, the Road from Fosbrook, in the Parish of Dillorn, through Dillorn, and from thence to or near to Chedleton, in the County of Stafford."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Norfolk.
D. Portland.
E. Essex.
E. Doncaster.
E. Morton.
E. Galloway.
E. Selkirk.
E. Stanhope.
E. Radnor.
E. Chatham.
E. Ailesbury.
E. Strange.
E. Mount Edgcumbe.
E. Fortescue.
V. Stormont.
V. Torrington.
V. Wentworth.
V. Sydney.
Abp. Canterbury.
L. Bp. Bath & Wells.
L. Bp. Salisbury.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Bp. St. David's.
L. Bp. Gloucester.
L. Willoughby Br.
L. Cathcart.
L. Kinnaird.
L. Walpole.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Boston.
L. Amherst.
L. Walsingham.
L. Rawdon.
L. Delaval.
L. Hawkesbury.
L. Dover.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

American Trade Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force, for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions, and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the said United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom, and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Indemnity Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intitituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace, or others who have omitted to register, or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities, Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped, have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia, who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace, within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, intituled ("An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety,") together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Lewes Navigation Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pelham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for improving, continuing, and extending the Navigation of the River Ouse, from Lewes Bridge, at the Town of Lewes, to Hammer Bridge, in the Parish of Cuckfield, and to the Extent of the said Parish of Cuckfield; and also of a Branch of the said River to Shortbridge, in the Parish of Fletching, in the County of Sussex;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dudley Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, a Road from Eve Hill, near Dudley, to the New Inn, in the Parish of Pattingham, and from the Turnpike Road at or near Street End, in the Parish of Kingswinford, to the Turnpike Road leading from Dudley to Wolverhampton, in the Counties of Worcester, Salop, and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cheadle Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing and widening the Road from Cheadle to Botham House, and from thence to Butterton Moor End, in the County of Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Four Bills were, severally, read the First Time.

Cromford Canal Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from, or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal, at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal, at or near Codnor Park Mill, to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Keighley Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, so far as relates to such Part of the said Road as lies within the County of York," was committed.

Rowde Ford Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath, to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-Fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent," was committed.

Marlborough Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms, and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppara's Shord, and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill, and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury, to Wroughton; and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there, on the new Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward," was committed.

New Chappell Roads Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lord Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex," was committed.

North Collingham Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham," was committed: That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Killingworth Moor Enclosure Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland," was committed.

Speaker's Salary Bill.

The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit during Pleasure under the Crown."

After some Time, the House was resumed:

And the Lord Cathcart reported from the Committee, "That they had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."

Ordered, That the said Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow.

Taunton Society Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Popham and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing a Fund belonging to the Taunton Annuitant Society for the Benefit of Widows;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Cocoa Nuts Duty Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hobart and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts imported in the British Plantations;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Edington Drainage Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Philip Hales and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Clyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington and Parish of Moorlinch, in the County of Somerset;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dudley Canal Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Legge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution Two Acts of the Sixteenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Navigation to the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bromsgrove Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Shuckburgh and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Three several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Elections Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cawthorne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the further Prevention of Delay in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Dormstone Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Legge and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Dormstone, in the County of Worcester;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Bleatarn Enclosure Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cawthorne and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor of Bleatarn, in the Parish of Warcop, in the County of Westmorland;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Terrington Embankment, &c. Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wodehouse and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Parishes of Terrington Saint Clement's, and Terrington Saint John's, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and enclosing the same, and other Commons within the said Parishes;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The last-mentioned Bill was read the First Time.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, tricesimum primum diem instantis Martii, horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.

DIE Mercurii, 31o Martii 1790.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Archiep. Cantuar.
Archiep. Ebor.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Bangor.
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
Dux Leeds.
Comes Doncaster.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Lonsdale.
Comes Strange.
Ds. Howard de Walden.
Ds. Cathcart.
Ds. Scarsdale.
Ds. Amherst.
Ds. Tyrone.
Ds. Hawkesbury.

PRAYERS.

Sir W. Forbes et al. against Sir J. McPherson.

Ordered, That the further hearing of the Cause wherein Sir William Forbes of Craigyvar Baronet and others are Appellants, and Sir John Macpherson Baronet is Respondent, which stands appointed for Monday the 12th of April next, be put off to Friday the 16th of April next.

Dillorn Road Bill.

The Lord Cathcart reported from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for making, amending and keeping in Repair the Road from Fosbrook, in the Parish of Dillorn, through Dillorn, and from thence to or near to Chedleton, in the County of Stafford," was committed: "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House without any Amendment.

Blaauw's Naturalization Bill.

The Lord Cathcart made the like Report from the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Willem Blaauw," was committed.

Speaker's Salary Bill.

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Support of the Dignity of the Speaker of the House of Commons, and for disabling the Speaker of the House of Commons for the Time being, from holding any Office or Place of Profit during Pleasure under the Crown,"

The said Bill was accordingly read the Third Time.

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Indemnity Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to indemnify such Persons as have omitted to qualify themselves for Offices and Employments; and to indemnify Justices of the Peace or others who have omitted to register or deliver in their Qualifications within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for those Purposes; and to indemnify Members and Officers in Cities; Corporations, and Borough Towns, whose Admissions have been omitted to be stamped according to Law, or having been stamped have been lost or mislaid, and for allowing them Time to provide Admissions duly stamped; to give further Time to such Persons as have omitted to make and file Affidavits of the Execution of Indentures of Clerks to Attornies and Solicitors; and for indemnifying Deputy Lieutenants and Officers of the Militia who have neglected to transmit Descriptions of their Qualifications to the Clerks of the Peace within the Time limited by Law, and for giving further Time for that Purpose."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

American Trade Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to continue the Laws now in Force for regulating the Trade between the Subjects of His Majesty's Dominions and the Inhabitants of the Territories belonging to the United States of America, so far as the same relate to the Trade and Commerce carried on between this Kingdom and the Inhabitants of the Countries belonging to the said United States."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

North Collingham Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing, allotting, enclosing, and regulating, the Open Fields, Meadows, Pastures, Moors, Commons, and Waste Grounds, in the Parish of North Collingham, in the County of Nottingham."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Killingworth Moor Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing a certain Common, Moor, or Tract of Waste Ground, called Killingworth Moor, in the Parish of Long Benton, in the County of Northumberland."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Rowde Ford Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for repairing and widening the Road from Rowde Ford to Red Hill, and from Chittoe Heath to the Town of Calne, in the County of Wilts; and for repealing Three Acts made in the Second and Twenty-fifth Years of the Reign of His late Majesty King George the Second, and in the Twenty-third Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Highways between Sheppard's Shord, and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill, in the County of Wilts, and other ruinous Parts of the Highways thereunto adjacent."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Marlborough Roads Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for enlarging the Terms, and altering the Powers of Two Acts made in the Sixteenth Year of the Reign of His late Majesty, and in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough, through West Kennett, to Sheppard's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherrill Hill; and from the Town of Avebury, to the Cross Way at Beckhampton; and from the Turnpike Gate at Avebury, to Wroughton; and from the North Side of Swindon, to the Carpenter's Arms, in Blunsden, in the County of Wilts; and for diverting, turning, and altering Part of the said Roads; and for repairing and widening the Road on the West Side of the Three Barrows, from the Direction Post there, on the new Road leading from Beckhampton to Devizes, to the Distance of One Mile from the said Direction Post Westward."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

New Chappell Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and enlarging, altering, and amending the Powers of an Act made in the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from New Chappell, in the County of Surrey, over Copthorn, in the County of Sussex, through Lindfield, to the Town of Ditchling, up to the Top of Ditchling Bost Hills, in the said County of Sussex."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Keighley Road Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of certain Acts made, for repairing the Road from Keighley, in the West Riding of the County of York, to Kirkby in Kendal, in the County of Westmorland, so far as relates to such Part of the said Road as lies within the County of York."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Cromford Canal Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to alter and amend an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament, for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from, or from near to Cromford Bridge, in the County of Derby, to join and communicate with the Erewash Canal, at or near Langley Bridge; and also a Collateral Cut from the said intended Canal at or near Codnor Park Mill, to or near Pinxton Mill, in the said County."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was resolved in the Affirmative.

Messages to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to the Ten preceding Bills.

And Messages were, severally, sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Holford and Mr. Walker:

To acquaint them, That the Lords have agreed to the said Bills, without any Amendment.

Biggleswade Road Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Hinchinbrook and others:

With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to continue the Term, and alter and enlarge the Powers of an Act of the Tenth Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Biggleswade, in the County of Bedford, through Bugden and Alconbury, to the Top of Alconbury Hill, and from Bugden to Huntingdon, and from Cross Hall to Great Stoughton Common, in the County of Huntingdon; and also the Road leading out of the aforesaid Road, at or near the Ferry House, in the Parish of Tempsford, to and through Little Barford, Eynesbury, and Saint Neots, to the Turnpike Road at the End of Cross Hall Lane;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Bill was read the First Time.

Elections Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the further Prevention of Delay in Elections of Members to serve in Parliament."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Cocoa Nuts Duty Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for charging a Duty on Foreign Cocoa Nuts imported into the British Plantations."

Ordered, That the said Bill be printed.

Bromsgrove Road Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enlarge the Terms and Powers of Three several Acts made in the Thirteenth Year of the Reign of King George the First, the Twenty-first Year of the Reign of King George the Second, and the Eleventh Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Bromsgrove, in the County of Worcester, to the Town of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick."

Dormstone Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Open Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands, within the Parish of Dormstone, in the County of Worcester."

Edington Enclosure Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for draining, dividing, and enclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Clyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington, and Parish of Moorlinch, in the County of Somerset."

Bleatarn Enclosure Bill:

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for dividing and enclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the Manor of Bleatarn, in the Parish of Warcop, in the County of Westmorland."

Dudley Canal Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for effectually carrying into Execution Two Acts of the Sixteenth and Twenty-fifth Years of His present Majesty, for-making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Stourbridge Navigation, to the Birmingham and Birmingham and Fazeley Canal Navigations, in the Counties of Worcester and Stafford."

Taunton Society Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for securing a Fund belonging to the Taunton Annuitant Society, for the Benefit of Widows."

Terrington Embankment &c. Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for embanking the Common Salt Marsh, within the Parishes of Terrington Saint Clement's and Terrington Saint John's, in the County of Norfolk; and for dividing and enclosing the same, and other Commons, within the said Parishes."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords following:

D. Leeds.
E. Doncaster.
E. Radnor.
E. Lonsdale.
E. Strange.
L. Abp. Canterbury.
L. Abp. York.
L. Bp. Exeter.
L. Bp. Bangor.
L. Howard de Walden.
L. Cathcart.
L. Scarsdale.
L. Amherst.
L. Tyrone.
L. Hawkesbnry.

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet Tomorrow, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Land Tax Commissioners Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for appointing Commissioners to put in Execution an Act of this Session of Parliament, (intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the Service of the Year One thousand seven hundred and ninety,") together with those named in Two former Acts, for appointing Commissioners of the Land Tax."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

Ordered, That the House be put into a Committee upon the said Bill To-morrow.

Lewes Navigation Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for improving, continuing, and extending the Navigation of the River Ouse, from Lewes Bridge at the Town of Lewes, to Hammer Bridge, in the Parish of Cuckfield, and to the Extent of the said Parish of Cuckfield; and also of a Branch of the said River to Shortbridge, in the Parish of Fletching, in the County of Sussex."

Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to the Consideration of the Lords Committees aforenamed:

Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on Wednesday the 14th Day of April next, at the usual Time and Place; and to adjourn as they please.

Templer's Petition referred to Judges.

Upon reading the Petition of the Reverend John Templer, of Lindridge, in the County of Devon, Clerk, praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the said Petition mentioned:

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the said Petition be and is hereby referred to Mr. Justice Gould and Mr. Justice Grose, who are forthwith to summon all Parties concerned in the Bill; and after hearing them, are to report to the House, the State of the Case, with their Opinion thereupon, under their Hands; and whether all Parties who may be concerned in the Consequences of the Bill, have signed the Petition; and also, that the Judges, having perused the Bill, do sign the same.

Peter against Gray:

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Peter, Tenant in Burnbrae; complaining of Three Interlocutors of the Lords of Session in Scotland, of the 20th of January, and Two of the 9th of February 1790; also of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary there, of the 11th of March 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellant may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that John Farquhar Gray Esquire, of Gillmillscroft, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Farquhar Gray may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 28th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Wilson to enter into Recognizance on said Appeal.

The House being moved, "That John Wilson, of Northumberland Street, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for James Peter, on account of his Appeal depending in this House, he living in Scotland:"

It is Ordered, That the said John Wilson may enter into a Recognizance for the said Appellant, as desired.

Dunmore et al. against Sir J. Colquhoun.

Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Robert Dunmore Esquire, Merchant in Glasgow, James Buchanan Esquire, of Catter, Robert Morshead Esquire, of Croylechie, and Thomas Buchanan Esquire, of Boguhan, Writer in Glasgow; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session in Scotland of the 11th of March 1790; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied, or altered, or that the Appellants may have such other Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Sir James Colquhoun, of Luss, Baronet, may be required to answer the said Appeal:"

It is Ordered, That the said Sir James Colquhoun may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in his Answer thereunto in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 28th Day of April next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any of his known Counsel or Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.

Adjourn.

Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, primum diem Aprilis, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominus sic decernentibus.